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09-07-2017, 03:07 PM
RE: GARAGE SALE
(09-07-2017 02:26 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(09-07-2017 12:11 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Honestly they're not worth effort and work involved.

It beats paying retail,.......



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I meant more being the person hosting the garage sale. People piss me off.

I had shit appropriately priced and people still looked at me as if I were from mars.

Yes those fucking yankee candles are two dollars each.


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09-07-2017, 03:33 PM
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I used to follow a couple local garage sale type pages on Facebook. I did buy a couch from a lady on there but it's gone now...full of plaster after all the plaster work in the house...it served a purpose being hubby's bed during that process so it was worth what I spent on it.

Recently I stopped following the sites...no, I don't want to buy anyone's used shoes (and I apparently have very small feet anyway compared to other women around here) and no, your 'artwork' is fucking ugly. People were asking ridiculous prices for stuff that was obviously worn out - no, it doesn't matter what you paid for it six years ago...it's not worth that now with all the wear and tear.

People seem to think that crap they want to get rid of is worth an awful lot. Dodgy

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09-07-2017, 03:40 PM
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Driving home from our weekly grocery shopping yesterday I noted several people selling their garages. Seemed a bit rash in Texas given the hail. I can understand Californians selling their yards given the cost of keeping them in a drought.

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09-07-2017, 03:46 PM
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(09-07-2017 03:33 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I used to follow a couple local garage sale type pages on Facebook. I did buy a couch from a lady on there but it's gone now...full of plaster after all the plaster work in the house...it served a purpose being hubby's bed during that process so it was worth what I spent on it.

Recently I stopped following the sites...no, I don't want to buy anyone's used shoes (and I apparently have very small feet anyway compared to other women around here) and no, your 'artwork' is fucking ugly. People were asking ridiculous prices for stuff that was obviously worn out - no, it doesn't matter what you paid for it six years ago...it's not worth that now with all the wear and tear.

People seem to think that crap they want to get rid of is worth an awful lot. Dodgy

We had "free boxes" filled with anything that was a cleaning supply, half used or gently worn. I wasn't about to haggle for pennies.

We had other stuff like a ton of never used Yankee candles in the glass jars...two bucks for the large ones, dollar for the smaller ones.

There was a shop vac (large) still in the box and unopened, we priced at $5. Someone offered us a dollar and I said no...we ended just keeping it.

Works great for cleaning between the seats in the cars.

All the clothing we sold...each piece was a dollar and some had tags on it.

We had this 10 drawer Ethan Allen dresser for $300...one person offered us $5 for it. Facepalm the tax writeoff for a donation would be worth more.

Then we sold stuff we didn't think would sell at all...like the shelving storage thing...

Another person got into a bidding war for a glass table...

They came back and offered double the price the Craig's list lady had offered.


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09-07-2017, 04:08 PM
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Craigslist kills me with "free" stuff. Free firewood---just come cut this tree out of my yard. Free (nasty-assed) carpet---just come uninstall it from my living room, free bushes---just come dig them out of my yard (must take all). Free concrete---just come haul it away. Cardboard boxes, broken printers, sofa that's been rained on at the curb three times since they put it there and once since the town told them they don't take that crap away for free. My personal favorite, free deck boards---just come remove them from my deck. Yeah, people trying to get other people to do their work/haul away their garbage and thank them for it.

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09-07-2017, 04:19 PM
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I sometimes think garage sales items are viruses. Every garage sale thingy is something from another garage sale which the buyer bought and is now selling and which will someday be garage sale fare which will inturn be bought then sold in another garage sale. It's the same stuff being sold over and over and over again. I drive right by garage sales because I don't want to catch the garage sale virus.

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09-07-2017, 04:28 PM
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09-07-2017, 04:30 PM
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(09-07-2017 03:46 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(09-07-2017 03:33 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I used to follow a couple local garage sale type pages on Facebook. I did buy a couch from a lady on there but it's gone now...full of plaster after all the plaster work in the house...it served a purpose being hubby's bed during that process so it was worth what I spent on it.

Recently I stopped following the sites...no, I don't want to buy anyone's used shoes (and I apparently have very small feet anyway compared to other women around here) and no, your 'artwork' is fucking ugly. People were asking ridiculous prices for stuff that was obviously worn out - no, it doesn't matter what you paid for it six years ago...it's not worth that now with all the wear and tear.

People seem to think that crap they want to get rid of is worth an awful lot. Dodgy

We had "free boxes" filled with anything that was a cleaning supply, half used or gently worn. I wasn't about to haggle for pennies.

We had other stuff like a ton of never used Yankee candles in the glass jars...two bucks for the large ones, dollar for the smaller ones.

There was a shop vac (large) still in the box and unopened, we priced at $5. Someone offered us a dollar and I said no...we ended just keeping it.

Works great for cleaning between the seats in the cars.

All the clothing we sold...each piece was a dollar and some had tags on it.

We had this 10 drawer Ethan Allen dresser for $300...one person offered us $5 for it. Facepalm the tax writeoff for a donation would be worth more.

Then we sold stuff we didn't think would sell at all...like the shelving storage thing...

Another person got into a bidding war for a glass table...

They came back and offered double the price the Craig's list lady had offered.

Your situation was a bit different. I am sure what you had was good stuff that you just didn't need or want.

But, yeah, watching people haggle over a quarter makes my eye twitch.

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09-07-2017, 05:08 PM
RE: GARAGE SALE
(09-07-2017 03:07 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(09-07-2017 02:26 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  It beats paying retail,.......



Tongue

I meant more being the person hosting the garage sale. People piss me off.

I had shit appropriately priced and people still looked at me as if I were from mars.

Yes those fucking yankee candles are two dollars each.

I hear that. I'd rather endure dental surgery minus anaesthetic.......

,......


My personal rule is - if somebody has something quality, cheap - pay what they're asking with a smile. Be decent about it.... If they're practically giving something good away, it's insulting to haggle.you don't have to rape somebody to call it a good deal.....

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09-07-2017, 05:11 PM
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Long time ago I used to hold garage sales periodically. I'd also buy a couple jugs of cheap wine and offer some to people. Long as I made enough to cover the cost of the wine I was all good.

Neighbors would show up with snacks and more drinks and whatnot. These sales always turned into parties, I had fun.

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